Phat Cow Burger

Pairs well with:

Cabernet Sauvignon

This rich red easily complements your homemade chicken dishes, red meats, game, and mildly seasoned pastas.


For Sauce:
1 1/2 tsp. Onion powder
1 tsp. Garlic powder
1 tsp. Paprika
1/2 tsp. Dry mustard
1/2 tsp. Chili powder
1/4 tsp. Cumin
3 tbls. Brown sugar
Pinch Salt and Pepper
2 tbls. Unsalted butter
1/2 tsp. Liquid smoke
1/2 tsp. Tapatio
2 tbls. Ricewine vinegar
1/4 cup Ketchup
3 tbls. Mayonnaise
For Patties:
1/2 lb. Chuck
1/2 lb. Sirloin
2/3 of prepared sauce without Mayonnaise
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
Pinch salt and pepper
4 Toasted Kaiser rolls
4 Slices of cheddar cheese
4 Slices of tomato
8 Slices of Bacon



Mix together chuck and sirloin in large bowl and place in refrigerator. In separate bowl, add onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, dry mustard, chili powder, cumin, brown sugar, and salt and pepper. Melt Butter in pan over med-low heat and add in liquid smoke, vinegar, Worcestershire, Tapatio, and ketchup. Whisk in dry ingredients and cook for 3 to 5 minutes over med-low heat. When mixture is cooled, add 2/3 of the mixture to ground beef mixture. Once combined, add in Panko. Add mayonnaise to remaining sauce mixture and use for spreading on buns. Form beef mixture into 4 ounce patties. Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill with a cover, or preheat a gas grill to medium-high. Brush the grill rack with oil. Place the patties on the rack, cover, and grill 3 to 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare or about 5 minutes for medium. After 3 minutes on the second side add cheese and place lid on top of Barbecue to melt. Once cooked to desire, place pattie on toasted bun with prepared sauce,tomato, and bacon.